Plus how to make sure you aren't dealing with too much discomfort.
Nearly half (48%) of girls aged 14-21 in the UK are embarrassed by their periods, a new survey has found. The findings, based on a survey commissioned by girls' rights charity Plan International UK, e...
A mum has shared a photo of her five-year-old son's drawing of her that highlighted the fact she was on her period. Penny Rohleder, from New South Wales, Australia, shared the family portrait with mum...
A transgender artist released a powerful photo last week in an attempt to broaden the cultural understanding of the different types of people who experience menstruation. Cass Clemmer, who uses they/t...
Not all women experience it, but all women absolutely know about it — period pain is awful. So when Twitter user @goldenconceptng tweeted that he believes menstrual pain is a myth, women (and a...
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Young women are being held back from participating in sport at school due to taboos around periods, new research suggests. In a survey of 2,000 adult women, almost half (46%) stated that they had used...
Having a period is a normal and natural part of being a woman, but certain vegan bloggers would like you to think otherwise. Miliany Bonet, who runs the blog RawVeganLiving, recently advised women how...
We were bloody sceptical at first.
We're not going to beat about the bush here, periods are the absolute worst. Aside from the obvious reason, there's also the joy of being constantly worried about leakage, dealing with cramps and cont...
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A quirky take on abolishing period stigma.
Actress Meghan Markle is adding her voice to those of women speaking out about the need to abolish period stigma around the world. The "Suits" star recounted her experience visiting with young women i...
1. You're not eating enough.
*inhales all chocolate in sight*
First of all, they are expensive.
Mother Nature is a clever woman.
What does it look like? How do you put it in? How do you take it out? Is it safe? How gross is it? What is its usage life? What do you mean you can wear it overnight and not flood? Well, for those of you who also want to know these answers in a very simple, unbiased way, then read on.
Completely cutting carbs is not the answer.
Nearly 46,000 women sleep rough on any given night in Australia.
You are not doing your body a disservice.
‘I wanted to design a product that wasn’t reliant on underwear.’
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Globally, women and adolescent girls struggle each month to overcome secrecy, shame and fear in managing their menstrual period. Given the commonness of menstruation, why does the stigma around it remain so widespread?
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It’s that time of the month and all you’re craving is chocolate, ice cream and chips. We’re grumpy, tired and sore, and if we want a whole tub of chocolate fudge brownie ice cream, that’s what we’re g...
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For years, most women have been presented with two options: pads or tampons. But I'm here to tell you about another -- one the government and pad/tampon companies don't want you to cotton on to: the menstrual cup *sound of heaven gates opening*.
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In workplaces, schools and universities, there is still a sense of covertness to this fact of life, even a lingering sense of shame. We are well-versed in hiding the telltale signs, clutching the tampon or pad in our fist or handbag while we scurry to the toilet. I still wear black on my heaviest day, terrified of the accidental smear.
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Half of the world’s population experiences periods at some point in their lives, yet menstruation is still a source of shame and difficulty for many women. That was the conclusion drawn from a recent...
As curious pre-pubescent children, then anxious menstruating teenagers and finally women adept at dealing with their uteruses, we have been directed to relentlessly guard the fact that women possess m...